Professor Macleod is Dean and Professor of Primary Care Medicine at Hull York Medical School. She is a national leader in the area of cancer and early diagnosis research, and her work has contributed significantly to policy development.
Professor Macleod currently holds research grants from Cancer Research UK, Department of Health Policy Research Unit, the British Heart Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care exploring different aspects of cancer awareness, screening, diagnosis, and palliative care. She leads a £4.9 programme grant funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research which is designed to tackle cancer inequalities in the area and also a further Yorkshire Cancer Research funded study to improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer involving community and general practice interventions.
Before joining the School in 2010, she worked in Glasgow, where she trained in medicine, as Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Primary Care.
Professor Macleod worked half-time as a GP principal in the east end of the city, and continues to practise as a GP in Hull.
The English Women’s Awards – North 2018, organised by Creative Oceanic, have been inspired by the success of Scotland’s inaugural Women's Awards 2017 which also showcased some of the most hard working, talented and committed women in Scotland.
Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “For far too long women have never been appreciated for everything that they manage and achieve despite the odds and with this year marking 100 years since the vote for women, this is the perfect time to launch this awards ceremony and celebrate their outstanding achievements.”
The awards evening will help to raise funds for the official charity partner Smart Works, an organisation which empowers women in need by providing them with the attire, advice, training and confidence that they need to unlock their potential and success in the workplace.